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for some first and leaders some first and leaders ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. top stories on al jazeera, the focus of the investigation into the crash of a russian airliner has security at the airport as holiday makers begin to return home. myanmar reaches a milestone in military rule to democracy and campaigning ahead in the historical election. a dam bursts and the mine in a
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brazil says people are dead. they want people to give up their gold which is enough to bill three eiffel towers. british flight from egypt is going to resume and the flights were suspended on wednesday and investigators looking into the possibility a bomb may have been placed on a russian plane at the airport and all 224 people on board were killed when the metro jet crashed on saturday and paul brennan is there for us and it seems that the british have intelligence that is not available to the russian counterpart or do they and what is the latest on the investigation from the british perspective. >> from the british perspective what they say is very little but what is being reported is that
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there was some kind of intelligence chatter between i.s.i.l. activist in the sinai peninsula which led the british intelligence operators to believe that there was a very grave risk to aircraft in that area and that is what motivated the british government to say that more likely than not it was a bomb that created the downing of that metro jet plane on friday. i have to say i have breaking news in just the last few minutes, it appears that the rescue efforts to repatriate the tourists is starting to unravel spectacularly and said there would be 29 flights on friday to take tourists back to the uk but what we are seeing now is easy yet that operates has just announced that all flights have been cancelled by the egyptian
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authorities, a statement apparently on the website which i'm reading off the telephone we are sorry to inform passengers that our rescue plans put in place yesterday have been suspended by the egyptian authorities, discussions are currently ongoing at the highest political level to resolve this situation, we are very sorry and i understand this is extremely frustrating for the passengers and this is a bolt from the blue because although the fear that there was a potential security risk that it was seriously being considered nobody expected the flights would be prevented from taking off because security mes which were in place prevented suitcases being checked and just bringing back passengers with essentials and this seems very extreme and unusual response and appears to have come from egyptian authorities as opposed to airline operators.
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>> britain sent its own security experts to assess the situation at the airport and other nations and other airlines in europe had followed suit really and also placed bans to and from there. >> yes, it's a confusing picture because not every country has followed suit and italy and the operator which does fly from italy is flying normal and the small operator niki has one flight on saturday and they are still considering whether or not that flight will take off and land. russia of course you would have thought they would be the first to do with the metro jet flight are operating russian flights as normal but british flights and airways are operating well basically suspended flights for a whole week and will or are
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trying to bring back tourists, that plan now in extreme doubt and klm we hear in the last hour imposed a ban on hold luggage on a flight from cairo this morning so it's a very confusing picture and the concern about security now not just about sharm el sheikh says they are worried about egyptian security right across the board. >> doesn't help that the height of the tourist season just beginning at sharm el sheikh and trying to get back to homes and families and jobs in the uk and elsewhere in europe. >> the estimate is around 20,000 british tourist who are in sharm el sheikh this time of year and russians are there and very popular resort for the russian tourist market as well and the uncertainty now about when and how they are going to be able to
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return home as a result of the suspension of the apparent suspension of flights throws this into a huge amount of uncertainty and added on top of restrictions that had already been imposed on hold luggage coming back and saying come back do the house keys essentially and the luggage would come back using a government courier will be used. >> and breaking news that paul told us about there budget airline easy jet based out of the uk said that its plans to repatriate on people stranded at sharm el sheikh have been postponed or stopped by egyptian authorities and paul says
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russian and a small italian airline still allowed to flight in and out of sharm el sheikh but the ban on repatriation and easy jet said it is ban flying in and out by egyptian authorities and we will monitor developments which obviously the situation is changing pretty quickly and we will let you know exactly what is happening as soon as we do at al jazeera. what exactly caused the plane to crash in the sinai peninsula has over shadowed a visit by egypt president to the uk and sisi held talks with cameron and we report from london. >> reporter: highly anticipated visit and abdel-fattah el-sissi finally arriving but the trip had unwelcoming that they
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suspended flights from sharm el sheikh and the street hundreds gathered to denounce the visit and their view the man they say is responsible for killing civilians and arrested over 40,000 people should never have been invited to the uk. >> we say sisi has crimes against humanity and should not be welcome in britain and threat to security and stability in the uk and elsewhere. >> reporter: dressed in body bags were outside of the entrance, a symbolic protest to depict the hundreds sentenced to death and/or killed since the 2013 coup and they were eventually forcibly removed and arrested by the police. >> a brother and sister in egypt and you are killing everyday. >> reporter: egyptian embassy in london and those in support
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of sisi gathered the message saying he is the only one to protect egypt, come ron under fire and showed contempt of human rights and no surprise then this press conference was tightly controlled by downing street, al jazeera was not allowed to attend. instead we were forced to ask our questions from across the street as abdel-fattah el-sissi left. >> mr. abdel-fattah el-sissi when are you going to release the 40,000 political prisoners and when will you release the journalists in jail, mr. abdel-fattah el-sissi when will you release the political prisoners in egypt, mr. abdel-fattah el-sissi why don't you want to answer these questions? unfortunately as you can see the issue of human rights in abdel-fattah el-sissi's fist to the uk has not been at the forefront of that agenda, rather prime minister cameron ansi si have chosen to focus on security
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and trade issues and other things and that is what caused a lot of anger among a lot of people opposed to this visit. >> david cameron should not let sisi walk out of the door without talking about human rights and egypt is waging a counter terrorism campaign that doesn't differentiate between peaceful protesters and members of armed groups. >> reporter: sisi expected to return to cairo on friday and may view the trip as reenforcing his view as a spokesman but to tests like these taking place in capitols he has visited and his presidency is clearly widespread, al jazeera, london. myanmar has reached an important milestone in its transformation from military dictatorship to democracy and campaigning drawing to a close in the historic election and opposition leader promised to form a reconciliation government and her party nld wins sunday's
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poll but there are concerns that the process is marginalizing this and we report. >> reporter: contested myanmar's last general election in 2010 and was hoping to run again this year but he has been disqualified on the basis his parents were not citizens when he was born. he rejects those claims and says the real reason is religion. >> translator: my mother has declared in myanmar and in parliament. >> reporter: he is referring to a group of buddhist nationalists, the association for the protection of race and religion, all mabata and known for anti-muslim rhetoric and support behind the ruling backed party. >> translator: we just say we need to protect our religion and our people. we don't say we kill other
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people so those criticisms aren't really fair. >> reporter: what critics describe as hate speeches have gone unpunished and the government has also been accused of giving into pressure from them in earlier ways and earlier this year it backtracked on a proposal that would have allowed temporary identity card holds to protest and the move mostly effects hundreds of thousands of rohinja and mainly live in western rokine state and were allowed to vote in the last election but not this time and not recognized as citizens and suffer severe discrimination. growing concern has led to ambassadors including the sec d secretary to speak out based on race or religion is dangerous especially in a country as diverse as myanmar. but the damage may have been done, neither of the two largest
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party, solidarity party and national league for democracy is fielding any muslim candidates. and he says he is worried about the future and asks who will speak up for his community. florence lee, al jazeera. asia pacific director for the international commission of tourists and is live from bangkok and thanks for being with us and as we approach this historic vote on sunday what are your concerns? >> well, certainly it's good to remember that the deck is stacked. this is not a free and fair election by any means and the military still controls the country and still controls 25% of the parliament and so this is a contested election but not a free and fair election but in addition to those systemic issues we are really seeing the military trying to do as we just saw what militaries do in other
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countries, tried to forment justifying their own grip on power, this is a historic moment for a lot of people in myanmar and a lot of our colleagues and friends are excited and very anxious about what will happen during the vote and after the vote. >> given all of that what happens if the nld gains the support that it anticipates in this election? >> certainly the ndl whenever it has run an election has been very successful in myanmar and that is the expectation the military will feel it's going to lose all power completely, in fact, that has been the justification for the constitution giving the military so much control over the parliament, over various ministries and even over the office of the presidency so this will be as we heard a crucial moment if the nld wins as
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expected with such a high margin can they reconcile and compromise with the military and try to do something for the serious human rights problems in the country and at the top of that list is rohinja which face crimes against humanity and conditions that are close to genocide and are creditably up for international investigation but have not heard from the nld or government for addressing those very real problems. >> said if nlb does win she will be the power above the president, what does that say for democracy in myanmar, how will the military tolerate that and this government of reconciliation that she says she is going to form will that address the rohinja plight do you think? >> those are two very good questions, remember she is facing a constitution that was specifically drafted to excuse her as somebody who is married to, was married to a foreigner
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and whose children hold foreign passports and she herself has deemed the constitution very silly and certainly criticized appropriately as a very bad constitution because it gives the military authority. the question is what she means by reconciliation and whether she can strike a balance between keeping the military at bay, keeping the military going along with this process without giving up and bargaining away the rights of the people of myanmar and we have seen again not only the situation, the horrific situation facing the rohinja but of critics and it's going to be a tough road ahead but the first step in there is a contested election and weakening at least the grip of the military and bringing the nld into power to the extent one would expect from popular views in myanmar. >> okay, sam, good to talk to you and many thanks for being
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with us from bangkok and if you want more 101 meets the activist who are refusing to buckle under the campaign of harassment and imprisonment and it airs at 5330 hours gmt this saturday right here on al jazeera. the death toll from a factory collapse in pakistan has risen to 32, one of the country's worst industrial accidents with up to 40 people still missing in the rubble, witnesses at the site say the building was poorly built, a government investigation is underway. at least one person has been killed in brazil after a dam burst flooding a mine and nearby homes, the government says that 15 people are missing but the minor union says 45 are unaccounted for and people were told to move to higher ground and we report. >> reporter: this village did not stand a chance against the thick torrent of mud went through it after this burst and
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thousands are injured and missing and it was two kilometers from the dam and about 600 people live here and most of them are miners and homes swept away and others the roof with mud and no power as electricity lines were also brought down by the strong current and firefighters say the number of people missing may not be alive and they struggle to reach people as the roads are blocked and they are trying to figure out what happened. >> translator: at the moment we cannot talk about the cause and extent of what happened of the number of victims, i repeat our focus at this critical moment is to present people's well-being and the environment. >> reporter: operated by mining, companies and it's owned by larger company in brazil and australia and is doing all it can to help people. >> translator: it was detected
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this afternoon and immediately activated its emergency action plan and mobilizing with civil defense forces and fire brigade and military police and overcome tent authorities and efforts to prioritize the treatment and employees working on the ground and who live close to the dam. >> reporter: government offered help by deploying the army and defense teams and centuries old mining, hub looks like it will need all the help it can get, al jazeera. still to come on this news hour we will tell you about the major port in lebanon that has become the starting point for syrians seeking a one way journey out of the war torn country and desperate for a better life and using a root far less traveling to enter and i'll take you there. new zeeland has a day to forget in cricket, details coming up,
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later. i.s.i.l. says that russian air strikes have killed at least 50 people in syria. the group posted this video which it says shows the attack on a market in al-bokamal the town on the border with iraq and under i.s.i.l. control and russia said it hit 2000 i.s.i.l. targets over the last month. a leaked report by the world's chemical weapons bodies confirms mustard gas has been used in syria and o pcw says it was used in august during a battle between i.s.i.l. and another rebel group, it's the first conformation that chemical weapons had been used since they agreed to get rid of the stockpile in 2013. u.n. says that cholera is there and could be an epidemic partly due to number of refugees forced to live in unbearable conditions in camps and some decided to
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leave and seek a better life elbow where and the point is the lebanese port of tripoli and zaina reports. >> reporter: many of these ships are bound for turkey but for many of the passengers turkey is not their final destination. lebanon's northern port of tripoli has become a way out for syrians and those who depart from here do so illegally and don't need visas to enter turkey and help them book seats on the ferries and arrange their visas to lebanon and it's up to them what they do next. >> translator: they get the tickets to go to lebanon and from there they can find their way to ismir the greek islands and eventually to other european countries. >> reporter: 18-year-old is one of them and didn't want to reveal his identity but tells us he is looking for a future which he no longer has at home and has family who already found their way to europe. >> translator: my brother has
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been in germany for six months, i'm not going because the sea is too dangerous, europe is not going anywhere, if i don't go now i will go later. >> reporter: many of the passengers on this bus are new arrivals from syria. they enter on transit visas because of restrictions on the lebanese government. they tell us there has been an increase in the number of passengers who travel to turkey from here. since the beginning of this year 100,000 people left, 90% of them were syrian and 90% other and that is why it's hard to say good-bye, these women are from the government-controlled city of homs and some are getting ready to board the ship and while they don't openly talk about their intentions, their relatives do. >> translator: my sister came from homs and she is going to turkey. if there is a possibility she will join her son who is already in austria. >> reporter: there are many syrians in lebanon who would
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like-to-do that but cannot, they don't have the paperwork. >> translator: i want a future for my child but i need a sponsor to renew my residency in lebanon, without that i cannot leave the country. >> reporter: many others like this man from ooims controlled rika did not want to appear on camera and scared and distraught his only fear is not being able to see his family for years to come, these people have one-way tickets but their destination is only the first step in a journey to find a new life, al jazeera, tripoli, northern lebanon. no end in sight for europe's refugee crisis and three million people are thought to due to arrive by 2017 according to the european commission and refugees are finding new ways to reach the continent and braving the cold of the arctic circle and this remote region is freezing but far safer than the barb wire fences and police that hundreds of thousands are facing on other
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routes to europe and let's go live to moscow and rory challenge is there and where are the refugees coming from, how are they entering russia and crossing the country, where are they going to? >> it's such an interesting one isn't it adrian and there are so many intriguing aspects to this particular story, let's take the motor transport first and the refugees are cycling across the border from russia into norway. now, there is a reason for this, a logical reason and that reason is to do with the regulations of this border crossing. there is no foot traffic allowed so the cheapest way of doing it other than hopping in a car which is also liable to certain fines is by bike and cycling across the border. then there is the remoteness of it. we have all seen the heartbreaking pictures of the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to get in through europe's front door, the
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mediterranean and the ball kins and may seem extreme that these people have chosen such a remote backdoor to europe, way up into the arctic circle, it is essentially the next stop to the north pole but this particular route is so much safer and so much less expensive than the more obvious routes through southern europe that it does make sense but let's hear from one of the refugees and this is an afghan and he is explaining why he left his home country. >> translator: there is no other option for us in afghanistan, we have to go to norway and i don't know any other way, there is not one, and they don't provide documents and say go away from here and don't give us documents and don't give us work, there is nothing good left for us in afghanistan and many taliban there that mess with us everyday. >> reporter: rory how are the people treated by russian authorities and the russian people as they make their way across russia?
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>> well, it's interesting if you listen to what the nor norwegiens because they through the tail end of the summer have been accepting all refugees coming across the border and they now are starting to say some of the refugees that they are seeing make this journey are not fleeing directly from war-torn areas and have not come straight from afghanistan or from syria at least not all of them have, obviously some said they come from a troublesome part of afghanistan but norwegien people say they know people living in russia for some 12 years and they do not want to accept people like that and will be sending them back to russia because says russia can look after those sorts of people perfectly well themselves and they are also saying they don't
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think that this process is happening spontaneously and they believe that the russians are managing it in a certain way, that it's being processed by the russian security services and actually the norwegian government asked the russian government for an explanation. >> rory live in moscow. eastern australia you know it has been dramatically stormy of late and here is more from metrologist steph. >> i cannot just tell you but show you because we have brilliant photos and moving pictures of the shelf cloud we have seen in sidney and see how the cloud is moving this way and dramatic and very scary if you are standing there watching it come towards you. what is happening is we have a thunderstorm cloud and the air from the top of the thunderstorm is heading to the ground and pushing the air by the ground up words and as the warm air rises it's cooling and that is forming
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cloud and that is why we are seeing this dramatic cloud and even though you might know what causes it it's impressive coming towards you and dramatic and seen a lot of hail and thunderstorms as well so it really has been quite turbulent the weather here. a lot of wet weather too and cloud has given a fair amount of rain 42 millimeters and may not think sounds very dramatic but it's the most rain we have seen here in a date for around seven years so clearly we have seen some very welcome rain but it is now all beginning to move away. so for saturday then it does look far calmer for us in the southeast parts of australia and sidney and we are 22 degrees and what is the weather? it's out to the west, another system here threatening to bring some rain for many parts here and adrian. >> many thanks and rapidly approaching the midway point on the news hour and still to come the u.n. special envoy to libya accused of conflict of interest, we will tell you why.
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plus the world architecture festival is underway in singapore and 2000 delegates gathered to discuss the issues they have in the presence in design and in the future and design is in and concrete is out. in sports look at the number of countries forced to play their football matches in neutral venues because of trouble back home. ♪
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uk airlines from flying in and out of sharm el-sheikh leaving passengers stranded at the airport and easy jet says eight of the flights have been cancelled and out bound flights from the resort were set to resume amid tight security. dozens feared dead after a dam burst in brazil and engulfed homes in the town of the southeast of the state. campaigning officially drawing to a close in myanmar openly contested parliamentary election but allegations of threats and intimidation against opposition party workers in the run up to sunday's historic pole. violent confrontations between anticapital protesterss and police in central london, a police car set on fire and at least 28 people arrested, thousands of people wore masks
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associated with the group anonymous and lee barber reports from london. >> reporter: for an organization with no discernible hierarchy and no discernible leadership the popularity of anonymous growing globally in years and thousands marched under this banner of the mask of back in 1605 tried to blowup the houses of parliament and king, killed king james but this has very much become a symbol of resistance, political resistance. there are many people here representing many campaign groups from around the country, similar marches were also taking place globally as well and hoping this will be a million man masked march around the world and representing different things when it comes to animal rights and digital surveillance and so on and so forth and have taken on the ku klux klan and
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i.s.i.l. and for the people they are very much united under one banner, this one. >> corruption in romania have continued in bucharast and resigned after the first mass demonstration and it was sparked by a fire in an unauthorized nightclub which killed 32 people. a and sworn in for the fifth time and took place at the palace of independence and has been in office since 1994 and won a landslide victory in the presidential election last month and with the eu may be willing to relax sanctions against him. at least two people have been killed and several others seriously injured after a train rammed into a truck in the german state and it carrying a u.s. military vehicle may have got stuck on the tracks, around 50 people were aboard the train when it hit the truck at high
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speed and the train and the drivers were both killed in the crash. the u.n. is bagging its outgoing special envoy to libya amid allegations of conflict of interest, and will move to a new rule in the united arab emirates which is seen as supporter in one side of the conflirt and says he worked tirelessly for peace as we report. >> reporter: the outgoing u.n. envoy to libya giving his last briefing to the security council on the fragile political situation in the country. >> while i always remained hopeful of the chances of libya's leaders reaching a peaceful agreement. >> reporter: but it was unexpectedly over shadowed by leon himself and spent just over a year to bring about a power sharing agreement between the two self declared legitimate government but at the same time he was negotiating a high-paying job with united arab emirates, a
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key backer of the house of representative government and talks with their rival the general national congress or gnc. it is called into question his impartiality and the president of the gnc sent a letter to the security general ban ki-moon which says in part the timing of the envoy's new job while he is asking us to accept his suggestions as fair and biased shows disrespect for the libyan people and sacrifice and this new job puts at risk a destruction of the political process, we asked leon about exactly that. >> the gnc has sent a letter to the security council and question your impartiality given your up coming job with the uae and goes so far to say it could put in jeopardy the political process that you have worked so hard to get in place. >> i assume my part of what is going on and i don't want to
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focus the attention on other elements. as i said the objections of what happened and here i am very humbly to say maybe i could have done things in a different way. >> reporter: u.n. backing leon and says the secretary-general expects all his special envoys to avoid conflicts of interest when pursuing outside employment. >> does the secretary-general feel he needs to give some sort of explanation to the gnc and to the libyan people in general? >> i think mr. leon's tireless and unending work to try to reach an accord on a government and national accord in libya i think speaks for itself. throughout this process he has been criticized strongly by one side or another. >> reporter: leon leaves his post right as an agreement is in its final stages and could be worked out by the end of the month but as a new special envoy takes up his job in the next few
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days the first step could be to repair the credibility of the process at a most critical time. gabrielle with al jazeera, at the united nations. the world architecture festival is being held in singapore and experts finding solutions to crucial problems in our cities including over crowding, pollution and lack of green spaces and al jazeera reports. >> reporter: the world's most creative architects gathered in singapore over 2200 countries are here with the creations they have built, will build and hope to build in the future, all up for scrutiny and awards. the annual world architecture festival is the largest of its kind and shapes the places which we live, work and spends our leaser time. what architecture has is a body of knowledge and system of thinking and it's a way of creating some sort of
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commonality of experience across the world and i think these are ways in which architecture might be able to give a little help of issues of international context. deep in discussion and debate the next generation is waiting in the wings, these are the finalist in the global university challenge to anticipate the future based on the past and potential future use and universities of singapore and westminster are jointly working on the business district to singapore. >> analyzing the buildings and through analyzing the area in general we can kind of see things either that we have in common with them or actually pick up on that we don't so it gives us a different perspective as well this that sense and good collaboration because we learn from each other as well. >> the hotel used to be the central post office, the challenge here is not just about design but working as a team. the future is also on the mind
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of finalists golmez from spain and a winner in the category and we are live from singapore so it's not just about patting architects on the back for their fantastic building designs, there are some serious conversations going on there. >> indeed, yes, there is adrian, architects from 60 countries and 2 1/2 thousand delegates have been here for the last three days and have been discussing more how wonderful their designs are and don't live in a bubble and conversations behind closed doors has been about the world behind them and joining me more to discuss this is paul finch the director of the world's architecture festival and nice to have you with us and you have with us throughout the day and let's talk about the issues of architects not living in a bubble and knowing what is going
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only around them in the world because of conflict areas inadvertently when they receive peace they want to build there. >> well, of course, architects have families too and in refugee communities there will be people who have been architects and builders and planners and sometimes it is thought that architecture are a breed apart and live in curious ivory tear -- towers and dream dreams and not with the real world and this is the opposite and they have to engage in everyday experience, human numbers have climbed and have to be on construction sites and of course they all live their own lives just like everybody else. >> they have all gathered here in singapore, what have been the underlying themes you have noticed and we certainly noticed in the environment as being top of the agenda? >> i think environmental issues are more and more important. people are interested in the return to nature, they want to know how buildings are fitting
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in with their natural context and want to know what energy is being used, how buildings relate to the sum and of course from that point of view tropical architecture has a lot to teach everybody because it deals with sometimes extreme climates. >> talk about the economy in a global economy that has been very shaky over the past few years and asia pacific has seen a little dip and how it's rising across the world in major cities, london, new york, mumbai, tokyo and how are architects addressing this when affordable housing is on the agenda of many governments? >> this is a dilemma for architects and most architects won't everybody to have decent housing, on the other hand few architects will turn down a commission to design housing for people who are relatively wealthy so you get this irony architects working in cities may be earning money by doing kind
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of high class, high quality developments and they themselves could not afford to live in and i think they like many others are putting pressure on governments to conduct social housing programs of the so called and of the soul that obviously very prominent here in singapore through the housing development board and has to be a political answer as well as a design one. >> thank you very much paul and certainly we look forward to seeing more of what is going to happen certainly here at the world architecture festival because of two awards to be handed out, one for building and one for future building and the results will be around 1630 gmt and back to you adrian. >> live in singapore. a new way of building schools is helping to ease the shortage of classrooms and to save the environment, resigheled plastic bricks replacing the conventional clay and submit
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ones and harry submits from pretoria. >> reporter: from this primary school will not have the meals cooked and served outside and it may not look like it but the kitchen being built behind them is made from recycled plastic bricks and there is a shortage of classrooms and school buildings and in some of south africa's poorest communities. plastic bottles are not bio degradable and end up in landfills but they are molded into rectangular brick like shapes and sold as water bottles for less than 50 cents and it's nearly complete and putting in the steel many metal frame and plastering the walls and this keeps the bricks in place and those behind the project say it's a way to save the environment and uplift the local communities. >> the water become part of the
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family and within getting the bottles back because controlling the environment is such and once we get them back they are automatically a brick and we take those and do structures like these you see behind me. >> reporter: another school in the community will soon have its own interesting structure and the bricks are easy to stack like lego bricks and this is how you interlock them like this, takes 15,000 of them to build the structure and this is going to be a kitchen and builders say it was very fast and took them roughly three hours. this 1,000 square meter youth center in the township opens in january at the boltel to build schools say depending on what is used it's 40% cheaper to build with plastic than conventional clay or cement bricks. >> people benefitting and if you are skeptical contact me and ask me. >> reporter: google was concerned about the plastic bricks accidentally catching fire. >> because i thought the plastic
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maybe be a mistake and the whole kitchen but no. >> reporter: more than 20 school buildings and youth facilities have been built using recycled plastic bottles in south africa so far and hoping low cost and green way to build will one day be used across the african continent, harry with al jazeera, pretoria. india government has three schemes to tap into the privately held gold. india is the world's largest consumer of the metal and estimated 20,000 tons of gold is just sittel idle in indian homes and institutions and to give you a sense of the scale that is equivalent to the weight of three eiffel towers and meanwhile the government holds a more 557 in gold reserves and india consumer bought 192 tons of gold in the first quarter of
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this year and that is like 30 african elephants and the indian government hopes to inject a whopping 900 billion in the fall economy by giving people financial incentives to deposit their gold. >> translator: suppose someone constructs a dam by spending millions of dollars and if there is no canal network and the water doesn't reach farmers than what is the point of it? 20,000 tons of gold is in the same state and we have to convert it in the strength of the nation. >> reporter: president of the center for alternatives and former advisor to the india finance ministry and is live from new deli and thanks for being with us and the scheme looks suspiciously like an idea you have been pushing for quite sometime. >> yes, it is. and the only thing we are missing is whether with each
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other otherwise it's a good scheme but the government i think is not fully prepared and receive gold and sell the gold bonds which are pretty limited right now and it needs to being a aggressive marketing. >> how does it work and how do you persuade people not exactly part but to trade on the value of the gold they just have got sitting around? >> well, one thing is the goal of sitting in the ground then they don't have money so if you buy the bond it takes care of gold and get a bond equal and you also if you are betting on the price of gold going up, you want to cash in will get the new weight in gold. >> so people still have their gold but they also receive interest on the bond?
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>> and tax and no capitol gains if the gold value goes up and you sell it and get more money there is no capitol gains on it so it's a good scheme. >> i can see the advantages of it and wonder why more people are not doing it right now. how do you think the indian public will receive this idea? the thought of having your bar of gold put away for a rainy day is very enticing, isn't it? to actually trade on the value of that gold will take something special, won't it? >> if you have an equal bond on a piece of paper then that is a lot of tangible and you can go sell it to whatever you want and that is liquid gold, a gold with the risk of, you know, you can keep a bond in the bank or you know you can have it account for it so it becomes secure and safe. a lot of gold gets lost and stolen also in this country so i think it gives the person holding the bond some security.
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>> good to talk to you. just ahead here on the news hour in the sport rory mcilroy in the event in shanghai, details coming up. ♪
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♪ hello again and time for sport. >> thank you very much, we are going to start with australia continued to dominate after two days of the first test against
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new zealand and day two was the batsman and continuing to pile on the runs and dismissing 174 prompting captain steven smith and replied new zealand struggled with attacks 157-5 at the close and still 399 behind. clearly enjoying themselves in brisbon and tricky in south africa and dismissing 184 and 201 on day two of the first test of their series, the off spin took 5-51 and india currently 96-2 in the second inning. tennis quarter final day at the world tour in paris both the top number two seeds yanukovych and roger federer is out and bee enby john and the american hit 17 aces as he downed the 17
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grand slam 7-6-3-6-7-6 in a three-round match. world number one yanukovich booked his quarter spot after straight sets win and yanukovich's 6-3-7-5 victory extends the victory in 2015 for 75 wins and only 4 losses. let's look at the quarter final line up, second seed andy murray will be on court very soon against the conquerer of federer and then yanukovich against thomas followed by the battle of the current and former french open champions worinka plays raphael nadel. arrived back in the spanish capitol after being charged with offenses in france and faces possible jail time after being charged as part of an alleged extortion attempt involving his french national teammate and the pair saw each other once the
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investigation continues meaning they are both left out for the up coming friendly matches. >> translator: the best thing to do at the moment is to let them work in the judicial authorities will make the necessary decision, concerning him you will understand that she not in the best mental state because of this case so i took the decision to let him have a breather for two very important games awaiting him. >> hong kong's football association lobbying fifa to move a world cup qualifier in the maldives and declared a 30 day state of emergency on wednesday, citing security threats amid political unrest and hong kong officials say it's unlikely they will allow the players to travel there for qualifiers. if hong kong is successful they will join a list of countries not able to list home matches during the qualification
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processes for the 2017 cup and we are told this week that the next two qualifiers would have to be shifted away from ramallah and many in the football confederation and includes myanmar barred after crowd violence last year and trouble hot spots in the middle east including yes, ma'am end, syria, iraq and pakistan and afghanistan and kuwait ban from fifa activities but that is government interference and a few banned countries in africa as well, libya and somalia have to play home games abroad and sierra leone have been allowed to host games after the ebola virus. journalists sometimes have to sit through some pretty dull press conferences but western manager presser on thursday was ever so slightly different. press managers concerned making defenses hold firm during matches to make sure your table stays up durationals press
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conferences is clearly another matter. >> i will start again. having one win. [laughter] you have done it, huh? [laughter] the big games struggle at wgc champion in shanghai and golf major of asia and rory mcilroy is struggling but the tee shot on the 12th highlight in the second round and going on to make a birdie of 72 and nine off the league and nine back and trail american kevin and his second round of 66 and two clear of the field and 14 under par over all. pacific island of fiji will host rugby a few weeks after they
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competed at the world cup, organizers of the southern hemisphere suber rub bee commendation says they will be able to see them play in july and they are joining them in the super rugby next year and singapore will host a game. new zeeland continuing their national celebration tour after visited the all blacks in the capitol and prince charles amongst those to greek the triumphant players and england is officially leaving the sports and blamed by some for the exit in the group stages will return to rugby and south sidney and just left the australian club just a year ago. >> he wanted to follow a dream and wanted to try to be a jewel international to get in rugby league and union to get the cap
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and he achieved that but really this is where his love is. he loves sidney. he is marrying australian girl and loves sidney and loves rugby league. >> reporter: we are used to seeing serena williams in action but this is a surveillance footage from a chinese restaurant in san francisco where she was dining and a man lingered around her table before taking a photo and didn't take her long to realized it and chased him and he handed the phone over and she posted it on facebook with an image of herself in a superman costume. >> i would not argue with her. >> many thanks and thanks indeed for watching, that is the end of this particular news hour here on al jazeera but stay tuned, we will be back to update you on the day's top stories in just a couple of moments. thanks for watching. see you gin, good-bye for now.
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